Staff profiles

General Secretary

Sarah Lessirard

Administrative and Financial Officer

Sarah Lessirard joined Agence France-Muséums in October 2014, as Administrative and Financial Officer.

A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and holder of a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs - cultural sector, she has worked in various institutions across France as well as overseas in the field of cultural, scientific and academic cooperation. In 2011, she joined the international relations office of An-Najah National University in Nablus (Palestine-West Bank) to work on the development of student mobility and University intake levels in addition to one for the opening of a language resource centre. In 2013, she contributed to the organization and implementation of decentralized cooperation initiatives for the Île-de-France region in Beirut (Lebanon) alongside the local representative of the region. Following which she produced an internal study for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (2014) regarding the organization and administrative supervision of operators, before joining Agence France-Muséums.



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Cybèle Panagiotou

Legal Manager

Cybèle Panagiotou joined Agence France-Muséums as Legal Manager in late 2013.

Legal and Administrative Manager of the Palais de Tokyo from 2007 to 2013, she advised the Management Team in achieving the institution’s projects and events. During the reopening of the Palais de Tokyo in a renovated space, she was closely involved in implementing the process of legal change and the transition to a simplified joint stock company.
She has a Masters in Law (public law, cultural heritage law and communication law, from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris II Panthéon-Assas) and in Management of cultural organisations (Université Paris IX Dauphine). Cybèle Panagiotou is also interested in the production of exhibitions and artworks, and has therefore been invited to take part in working groups organised by the CIPAC (Federation of contemporary art associations) and the OCIM (Office for museum cooperation and information) on these matters.



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Daphné Boissonnet

Legal Officer

Daphné Boissonnet joined agence France-Muséums in 2016 as Legal Officer.

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Anne Maringe

Bilingual Administrative and financial assistant

Anne Maringe joined Agence France-Muséums in June 2011 as a Bilingual Administrative and Financial Assistant.

Anne Maringe undertook part of her studies in the United States to obtain a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College. An alumnus of the Ecole Internationale d’Art et de Gestion (ESIAG) in Paris, she worked for eight years in a workshop of the Tiffany & Co. group in Paris as an administrative and financial assistant. After obtaining a TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from Rutgers University in the US, she taught English to children before resuming work on cultural projects.


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Flore Malonga

Human Resources Officer

Flore Malonga joined Agence France-Muséums in December 2008 as an Executive Assistant to the General Secretariat. She completed in 2012 a training in Human Resources (Institut de gestion sociale) and became HR Officer in January 2013.

Holder of an executive assistant BTS, she began her career in 1997 at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), in the International Relations Department, as secretary. She then became an administrative assistant to the Unit, which came out of the partnership between the CNRS and the musée du quai Branly, whose objective was then the implementation of the scientific project for the future museum. In 1999 she joined the musée du quai Branly where she held for ten years various assistant positions (in the collections department, the architectural and technical affairs department, the management team office and the cultural development department).


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Jean-Michel Carré

Visitor Policy Manager

Jean-Michel Carré joined Agence France-Muséums in September 2011 as Visitor Policy Manager.

A graduate in History (Université du Maine, Le Mans) and Cultural Interpretation and Communication (Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers), he began his career at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in 1996, in business development. He then joined the Cultural Department of the Musée d’Orsay in 1997 as the Visitor Development Officer; in 2001, after training at ESSEC Business School in marketing and business development, he was appointed Marketing Manager in charge of visitor studies. He actively participated in the implementation of the new Visitor Department during the transformation of the Musée d’Orsay into an EPA (Public Administrative Establishment) in 2004, and until 2008 was in charge of the Visitor Development Department. In 2008, he joined the Aga Khan’s Foundation for the Preservation and Development of the Domaine de Chantilly as Marketing Director where he was entrusted with visitor development, cultural and educational programming, and promotion of the estate.


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Daphné Blouet

Deputy Manager, Visitors Policy

Daphné Blouet joined Agence France-Muséums in October 2014 as Deputy Manager for Visitors Policy.

She has Masters in History of Art (Université Paris I Sorbonne), and followed a pre-foundation course in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London University. She worked in galleries (Denise Renée, Paris and Artek, New York) before joining the Palais de Tokyo. She worked there for 9 years in various positions related to visitors services: cultural mediator, responsible for visitors relations and finally head of visitors development. In 2011, as part of preparatory projects at the Palais de Tokyo, she was also in charge of the "Rachel Monique" exhibition by Sophie Calle and "Traces" by Amos Gitaï. She has worked as a lecturer in visitors sociology and mediation for contemporary art at IESA since 2012.


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Emmanuel Ory

Marketing & Audience Developer

Emmanuel Ory joined Agence France-Muséums in October 2015 as Marketing & Audience Developer.

After graduating from business school (EGC) in 2011, he joined the Valence City Council as New media’s Project Manager and participated in the development of communications strategies, including social media,  territorial and cultural marketing. In 2013, he contributed most notably to the reopening of the Valence art and archaeology Museum as well its first temporary exhibition “From Gainsborough to Turner, the golden age of English landscapes and portraits within the musée du Louvre collections”. In 2014, he became independent marketing consultant.



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Céline Génin

Project Management Officer

Céline Génin joined Agence France-Muséums in 2016 as Project Management Officer. She is a graduate in International Relations with a specialization in the MENA region. She previously worked at the French Embassy in Algiers for Higher education and Scientific research cooperation.

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Anaïs Paul-Venturine

Chargée d’affaires administratives et financières

Anaïs Paul-Venturine a rejoint l'Agence France-Muséums en octobre 2016, en tant que chargée d'affaires administratives et financières.
Diplômée du parcours en Management culturel de l'ESSEC Grande Ecole en partenariat avec l'Ecole du Louvre, elle poursuit une formation en Histoire et Philosophie de l'Art à Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Elle a assisté en 2013 les équipes du service accueil et qualité de Culturespaces en charge de l'exploitation de 13 sites culturels, avant de rejoindre en 2014 Limagrain South America en tant que junior consultant en finance et stratégie. Elle occupe en 2016 une fonction d'analyste chez Canal + Cinéma avant d'intégrer l'AFM pour travailler auprès de la directrice adjointe sur les dossiers administratifs et financiers.

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